Student News

De-Stress: Enjoy a Complimentary Massage

On Thursday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., enjoy a complimentary massage in the Washer Lounge courtesy of Advanced Massage Therapeutics.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the door, and walk-ins are also welcome.  First-year students:  enjoy this treat and give yourself a much-deserved mini-break from writing your briefs!

Thanks to Students Participating in ABA Forums

A special thanks to all students who participated in the two forums with the ABA Site Team on Monday and Tuesday.  We understand that there was a great turnout and that the ABA Site Team really appreciated your comments.  In particular, the site team members described our students as  "mature, thoughtful, intelligent, and very impressive."  Way to go!  Great words of praise for our students.  (Of course, we knew this about you, but it's really great for the site team to see you at your best.)  All of us at the Law School very much appreciate your time, input about the Law School, and impressive work during this evaluative process!  Deans Arnold & Bean

How To Get A Job - New Date

Everything is the same except for the date - changed to Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 075.  Students will speak about how they found a job and what kind of work they did.  Kristie Wetterer will moderate.

Professional Development Week Events:

The Big Reveal

How To Get A Job

Mardi Gras Party

Careers in Public Services

Public Service Hours - Where to Start

Question and Answer Table

 

Mardi Gras in the Mosaic Lobby

Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, and King Cake

Tuesday, March 8, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  It’s Carnival Time and the law school is hosting a Mardi Gras party for the whole school.  We’ll have beads and music and a great (free) lunch for all – students, faculty, and staff.  Feast on Cajun Fixings from Joe’s OK Bayou.  There will be plenty of food (with an extra King Cake set aside for the evening students at 5:00 p.m.).  See you there!

 

Financial Guidance and Planning Programming

On Wednesday, March 2, in room 275 at 12 p.m. the SBA is hosting a Financial Guidance and Planning Program.  The purpose of the program is to increase financial literacy amongst our students.  We will have four panelists speak about the importance of saving and investing money; how to pay off student loans; and how to start up your own practice.  Our panelists will be Ashley Roberts from Republic Bank, Brian Walter from Northwestern Mutual; Marcus Folmar from Edward Jones; and Mike Abboud from the University Financial Aid Office.  I encourage everyone to come to this event.  Food will be provided.

Law Review Announces New Members

Congratulations to the Volume 50 Editorial Board & Second Year Members of the University of Louisville Law Review!

Editor-in-Chief: Elisabeth Fitzpatrick

Senior Articles Editor: Amanda Warford

Senior Notes Editor: J. D. Theiss

Executive Editor: Liam Felsen

Managing Editor: Lani Burt

Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Molly MacCaskey

Article Selection Editor: Ross Jordan

Articles Editors: Natalie Donahue, Harrison Rich, & Vince Kline

Notes Editors: Shannon Burns, Brenton Stanley, & Alex Davis

Associate Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor:
Kristie Wetterer

Second Year Members: Nathan Fort, Amanda Prager, Tyler Fleck, Ross Neuhauser, Ryan Wood, & James Stewart

U.S. Air Force Information Session and Individual Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.

Weekly Academic Success Tip - Take an Inventory of Your Study Habits

We are half-way through the spring 2011 semester.  At this juncture, it is important that you take a few moments to seriously evaluate your academic situation so you can prepare to end strong.  Some of you will be able to pat yourself on the back knowing that you have done, and will continue to do, everything that is necessary to stay on top of your classes and to understand the material.  For others, this is an opportunity to identify bad habits and to correct those habits.  Ask yourself the following questions to assess your likelihood of success, and use these questions as a guide to make positive changes during the second half of the semester:

  1. Have you kept up with the reading in your classes?  Do you get your reading done in advance, or do you scramble on the day of class to finish your reading?
  2. Have you consistently briefed the cases you read in preparation for class? 
  3. Do you always read and take notes on the introductory material in your casebooks, and the notes that may follow the cases you read?
  4. Do you take good class notes?  Do you listen carefully to the dialog that occurs between your professor and your classmates, or do you find yourself checking your email, or checking your facebook page, or zoning out?  
  5. Do you review your class notes within 24 hours so that you can fill in gaps and organize the material, and note any questions that you might have?
  6. Have you visited each of your professors during office hours at least once this semester to clarify questions you have?
  7. Have you started outlines for each of your courses?  Have you reviewed your outlines regularly throughout the semester?
  8. Have you taken advantage of every opportunity to practice your exam writing and to get feedback to improve your exam writing?  If you are a first-year law student, have you taken the practice exams given in the Structured Study Groups; have you completed the Introductory Problems in your Civil Procedure casebook; have you completed the Principal Problems in your Property casebook?
  9. Have you begun the memorization process – learning the rules and elements, learning the steps of analysis, and drilling regularly throughout the semester?
  10. Have you stayed organized this semester?  Do you keep a binder for each class, subdivided with tabs for your case briefs, class notes, handouts, and your class outline? 

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are on your way to having a successful semester.  If you answered “no” to many of these questions, you need to refocus and make positive changes during the second half of the semester to increase your likelihood of success.

ABA Site Visit, February 28-March 2.

Once again, please be reminded that an ABA site team will be at our law school beginning February 28.  Their purpose is to make sure that our law school is keeping its commitment to us.  Site team members will be sitting in classes and walking our halls.  Please be aware that they will be observing students and professors.  They also want a chance to hear from us and will hold student meetings on Monday, February 28 at 5 p.m. in room 275 and on Tuesday, March 1 at 12 p.m. in room 275.  You are encouraged to be at these meetings.  Also, food will be provided at both meetings!

School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program - Save the Date

The annual School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program is scheduled at the University Club for April 1, 2011, beginning with a reception at 5:00 p.m.  All students are invited.  Students who are recipients of named and commonwealth scholarships; recipients of academic and leadership awards; recipients of the highest grades in law school courses in 2010; members of honor societies, professional skills teams, and law school publications; and leaders in student government organizations will be honored.  Recognized students will receive invitations prior to the event.  Questions?  See Dean Bean.